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The combination of gas liquid chromatography (GC) for separationand mass spectrometry (MS) for detection and identification of thecomponents of a mixtureof compounds is rapidly becoming thedefinitive analytical tool in research and commercial analyticallaboratories. GC/MS: A Practical User's Guide, SecondEditionis a concise primer for the novice chromatographer who needsto get up to speed on using this technique to analyze and identifycompounds for various applications. After chapters that explain theessential principles, this authoritative guide:
Discusses the practical aspects of optimizing, tuning, using,and maintaining GC/MS equipment
Explores recent advances in miniaturized and field-portableGC/MS systems and microfluidic components
Covers applications in the environmental laboratory and inforensics, toxicology, and space science
Features information on using spectral databases for identifyingcompounds
Includes a CD-ROM with a PowerPoint® slide set, FAQs,tables, and a glossary
This is the reliable, hands-on resource on GC/MS for organic,analytical, clinical, environmental, and forensic chemists in alltypes of laboratories, as well as for students in thesespecialties.